<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Wiggins (David) - Reply To Shoemaker (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5069.htm">Reply To Shoemaker</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Wiggins (David).htm">Wiggins (David)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Monist, Oct2004, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p594-609, 16p; </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5069.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperCitings_5069.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5069.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Introduction</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">In <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5057.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Brown-Brownson Revisited</A>" (BBR), Sydney Shoemaker's response to <a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1312.htm">Wiggins (David) - Sameness and Substance Renewed</A>" (S & SR), I am not sure how many of my own arguments or conclusions I quite recognize. Shoemaker reads me at certain important points as making further moves in a game in which he is a justly acclaimed virtuoso. But S & SR claims in effect that there is no such game and nobody should try to play it. I would that Shoemaker had treated <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3505.htm">Wiggins (David) - Personal Identity</A>" (Chapter 7 of S & SR) in its larger context, namely the general theory of identity and <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>1</SUP> and the key claim, which is upheld in <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3499.htm">Wiggins (David) - The Absoluteness of Sameness</A>" and <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3500.htm">Wiggins (David) - Outline of a Theory of Individuation</A>" (Chapters 1 and 2) and illustrated in <a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3501.htm">Wiggins (David) - Sortal Concepts: and the Characteristic Activity or Function or Purpose of their Compliants</A>" (Chapter 3) that judgments of identity depend on <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_10.htm">sortal</A><SUP>2</SUP> identifications, which in their tum determine a dialectic or casuistic of <I>same</I> and <I>other</I> that licenses or prescribes only judgments that respect, in their collectivity, the laws of identity. This is the true source of D(x), the <I>Only a and b</I> principle, about which Shoemaker so briefly expresses himself as so doubtful, and of the distinction that Chapter 7 seeks to secure between particular and universal. See <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P5069_3">below</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P5069_3"></A>. Part V. </ol> </FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Response to <a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5057.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Brown-Brownson Revisited</A>".<BR><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P5069_3"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P5069_3"><B>Footnote 3</B></A></U>: Part V is the final part of Wiggins s paper (other than the postscript) in which he addresses the Brown and Brownson <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">brain-transplant</a> conundrum. <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:28" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:28:09</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>